nStride APS Injections
nStride APS (anti-inflammatory protein solutions) is a new treatment for osteoarthritis. It involves a single injection derived from your body’s own blood. The solution contains a high concentration of anti-inflammatory proteins that protects cartilage tissue and blocks the progression of osteoarthritis. The treatment has been shown to be effective to reduce pain and protect cartilage from further destruction.
Peterborough's Choice for nStride APS Injection Therapy
Osteoarthritis is a very common problem that can cause significant pain and stop you from doing what you want to do. The N-stride is a cutting edge system that takes your own blood, and concentrates your body’s own natural anti-inflammatory cytokines (proteins) and growth factors.
N-Stride is Health Canada approved and may significantly decrease pain and promote cartilage health. Although a very new treatment, some studies show that N-Stride may slow, halt or reverse the progression of arthritis.
How Does nSTRIDE Injection Work?
In osteoarthritis of the knee, inflammatory cytokines (bad proteins) are in higher concentrations than anti-inflammatory cytokines (good proteins). This imbalance leads to inflammation and gradual degeneration of the knee cartilage.
nSTRIDE APS contains concentrated anti-inflammatory cytokines, which inhibit the activity of inflammatory cytokines in the osteoarthritic knee. This reduces inflammation and slows down or halts the degeneration of the knee cartilage.
nSTRIDE is also rich in anabolic cytokines, which stimulate the synthesis of the cartilage matrix.
Reducing inflammation and stimulating repair of the damaged cartilage tissue helps slow down or reverse the progression of osteoarthritis.
What Are the Benefits of nSTRIDE Injection?
Compared to traditional osteoarthritis treatment methods, nSTRIDE has many benefits. These include:
- It is a non-invasive procedure involving a single injection.
- Significantly reduces inflammation and pain (70% reduction) associated with knee arthritis for up to two years.
- Significantly improves mobility in the treated knee.
- Protects cartilage from catabolic degeneration
- Promotes cartilage cell proliferation
- It is an autologous treatment, which eliminates the risk of adverse reaction
If you are interested in learning more about N-Stride or PRP injection and how it could benefit you please contact us!
Frequently Asked Questions About nStride Injections
nSTRIDE injection is used to relieve the symptoms of mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis. Patients with severe osteoarthritis cannot benefit from this treatment as much.
Please contact ORIK or your Orthopaedic Surgeon to learn whether you can benefit from nSTRIDE APS injection
During the procedure, our specialist draws blood from your arm and separates it to obtain a concentrated nSTRIDE APS solution. This solution (about 3ml) is then injected into the osteoarthritic knee. During injection, you may experience a minor pinch and discomfort.
After the treatment, it is normal to experience some knee pain and stiffness, which subsides after about 2 days. After the treatment, one should minimize physical activities for the next 14 days to increase the efficacy of the APS injection. Osteoarthritis pain starts to decrease in approximately one to two weeks following the nSTRIDE injection. After a few weeks, pain and discomfort are alleviated, and the attained results last for approximately 12-24 months. Although this treatment is one of the best in the industry, it is still not a cure for osteoarthritis.
ORIK has certified specialists who will extract the exact amount of blood and prepare it for your Orthopaedic Surgeon or Sports Medicine Physician to inject it into your affected knee with precision under the guidance of ultra-sound.
After nSTRIDE treatment, we can provide the required rehabilitation to help in the recovery of the treated knee.
PRP and nSTRIDE injections are not covered through OHIP, however some private health insurance plans may cover a portion of the injections.
- PRP Injections: Starting at $500/injection
- nSTRIDE Injections: Starting at $1100/injection
Contact us today or book an appointment to learn more about our nSTRIDE services, and how they can be beneficial to your osteoarthritic knee.